Are you still trying to figure out invitations for your Halloween party? Look no further–I’ve got you covered! Check out these darling mini-apothecary jars (they used to be spice containers) that have been turned into frightfully fabulous invitation holders, courtesy of a little imagination and Aleene’s glues and adhesives.
I find these little jars at yard sales and thrift shops for just a few cents each. I use them to hold beads and other craft supplies, and, of course, spices. But when I recently found myself with a surplus of them, I started to think about the fact that they look just like tiny apothecary jars. Wouldn’t they look cute~and slightly poisonous~holding Halloween invitations?
The nice folks at Aleene’s recently sent me a big old box of love–bunches of their products to try. Look what was in my box:
So fun! I immediately used the Jewelry & Metal Glue to fix a pair of earrings that had broken (thanks, guys!), but that’s beside the point. I then gathered the supplies for my project:
- an apothecary-style spice jar (mine measures about 4″ tall)
- Halloween scrapbook paper
- raffia and ribbon
- a plastic spider
- Aleene’s glues. I used the Repositionable Tacky Spray and the Original Tacky Glue. I thought I might use the Tacky Dot Roll, so that’s why it’s in the picture, but I opted to use the Original Tacky Glue instead.
Next, I typed up an invitation on the computer. I used the font “Chiller,” but I’ve seen tons of other free fonts that would work well for a Halloween party, too. Knowing that the invitation would be rolled up message-in-a-bottle style, I printed it longer and shorter. I cut the cobweb scrapbook paper slightly larger, and used the Repositionable Tacky Spray to stick the invitation on the cobweb paper. (**As a random aside, we use this tacky spray every year when my kids are doing their science fair projects. It’s the best way to stick paper and photos to the tri-fold presentation boards that we use!**)
The spider looks cute there, but he doesn’t get to stay, or the paper will never roll up!
I tied my rolled-up invitation with a tiny piece of raffia, although I don’t think this is an essential step.
After tying raffia and black ribbon around the neck of the bottle, I used a drop of to hold my scary spider in place. And yes, this is a paid review (the disclaimer is at the bottom), but I can easily and truthfully say that I use Tacky Glue all the time! I used FOUR bottles of it to build my daughter’s dollhouse three years ago (read about that post HERE), which is the biggest project I’ve accomplished with it, but there’s always a bottle in my craft supplies.
So, why not whip up a batch of these and get ready for a thrilling and chilling Halloween celebration?
Disclaimer: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Aleene’s Glues and Adhesives and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.